A little bit about me

Harry was only around a year old when he started scratching his skin a lot and it started to bleed. He was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis and needs daily medication to reduce the itching. With your support we can continue to help pets like Harry live a comfortable and happy life.

My factfile

My breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

My gender: Male

Where I live: Glasgow

My special place: My mum’s bed

My favourite toy: I love chasing my ball

My illness: Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common and chronic disease that causes inflammation of the skin and is often caused by allergies. It can be caused by harmless substances like grass, mould spores, house dust mites etc. It causes itchy, swollen and cracked, red skin that can get infected. AD requires lifelong management and regular checks.

Treatment depends on the cause but it is often necessary for the dog to take steroids to reduce the inflammation and itching. Without treatment, AD is a very uncomfortable and painful problem.

My treatment: Steroid tablets every day. I also have to have a bath with a special medicated shampoo that’s more delicate on my skin. These help my itching and make me feel more comfortable.